Beidou (Chinese: 北斗 Běidǒu, "Big Dipper," lit. "Northern Dipper") is a playable Electro character in Genshin Impact.

She is the captain of The Crux, a renowned crew in Liyue. Besides her capabilities as a fleet captain and her immense strength, many in Liyue know her for her lack of fear towards the Tianquan of the Liyue Qixing, Ningguang — a trait that the other woman appreciates, yet grows irritated by.

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Introduction

Captain of the Crux, with quite the reputation in Liyue. There are those who say she can split mountains and part the sea. Others say she draws lightning through her sword. Some say that even the mightiest of sea beasts are no match for her. For those not from Liyue, it may sound like a hearty joke, but those that have sailed with her will say—
"No matter what sea beasts there may be, Beidou will be sure to split them all in two."

Description from Official Website[4]

Personality

Captain of her crew, The Crux. She's quite an unbound and forthright woman.

In-game character attributes text

Beidou loves travelling the oceans, setting sail with her ship and crew to any place they desire. She admits that she is so used to sailing the seas that she is not used to staying on land for prolonged periods of time.

She is a good captain, getting along well with her entire crew, prioritizing the interests of her ship and crew first above everything else. In part due to her time in the seas, she can easily read people in an instant and shows no fear against powerful entities, having defeated the leviathan Haishan without a vision, something that Xiao notes as remarkable.[5] She often breaks the rules in Liyue, often resulting in hefty fines from the Tianquan, but she does not appear to mind paying, despite having lost a significant amount of Mora doing so.[6]

Beidou is also on good terms with Ganyu, but because of her poor standing with the Liyue Qixing, she keeps it a secret to avoid putting a negative light on her.

She enjoys eating robust food, primarily those fried or spiced, and enjoys drinking. Due to this, she is fond of Xiangling's cooking and does not mind testing out any new dishes for her when she returns to port.

Appearance

Beidou has a tall, curvy build with long dark brown hair, with the top tied up with a gold hairpin and her fringe slightly covering her left eye. She has ruby-colored eyes with traces of pale gold, and wears a red eyepatch over her left eye and an earring on her left ear.

Her outfit consists of a black leotard underneath a red, sleeveless, qipao dress with side slits cut up to her hips and the chest area cut out, with her Electro Vision chained below her left breast and a fur-lined shawl, additionally wearing a pair of fingerless gloves and thigh-high boots with golden high heels. There are golden anchor insignias on her gloves. Her outfit, Rolling Waves, is described to be lightweight clothing saturated with a brave seafarer's spirit.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Oceanborne.png Oceanborne Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Perform up to 5 successive strikes.

Charged Attack: Drains Stamina over time to perform continuous slashes. At end of the sequence, perform a more powerful slash.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Tidecaller.png Tidecaller Elemental Skill
Nothing to worry about. Should anyone raise a hand against her or her men, she will avenge it ten-fold with sword and thunder.

Press: Accumulating the power of lightning, Beidou swings her blade forward fiercely, dealing Electro DMG.
Hold: Lifts her weapon up as a shield. Max DMG absorbed scales off Beidou's Max HP.
Attacks using the energy stored within the greatsword upon release or once this ability's duration expires, dealing Electro DMG. DMG dealt scales with the number of times Beidou is attacked in the skill's duration. The greatest DMG Bonus will be attained once this effect is triggered twice.
The shield possesses the following properties:

  • Has 250% Electro DMG Absorption Efficiency.
  • Applies the Electro Element to Beidou upon activation.
Talent Stormbreaker.png Stormbreaker Elemental Burst
Recalling her slaying of the great beast Haishan, Beidou calls upon that monstrous strength and the lightning to create a Thunderbeast's Targe around herself, dealing Electro DMG to nearby opponents.

Thunderbeast's Targe:

  • When Normal and Charged Attacks hit, they create a lightning discharge that can jump between opponents, dealing Electro DMG.
  • Increases the character's resistance to interruption, and decreases DMG taken.
  • Triggers a maximum of 1 lightning discharge per second.
Talent Retribution.png Retribution 1st Ascension Passive
Counterattacking with Tidecaller at the precise moment when the character is hit grants the maximum DMG Bonus.
Talent Lightning Storm.png Lightning Storm 4th Ascension Passive
Gain the following effects for 10s after unleashing Tidecaller with its maximum DMG Bonus:
  • DMG dealt by Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%. ATK SPD of Normal and Charged Attacks is increased by 15%.
  • Greatly reduced delay before unleashing Charged Attacks.
Talent Conqueror of Tides.png Conqueror of Tides Utility Passive
Decreases swimming Stamina consumption of your characters in the party by 20%.

Not stackable with Passive Talents that provide the exact same effects.

Talent Leveling Materials
Talent
Level-Up
Materials
Common
Ascension
Materials
Weekly
Boss
Materials

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Sea Beast's Scourge.png Sea Beast's Scourge When Stormbreaker is used:
Creates a shield that absorbs up to 16% of Beidou's Max HP for 15s.
This shield absorbs Electro DMG 250% more effectively.
2 Constellation Upon the Turbulent Sea, the Thunder Arises.png Upon the Turbulent Sea, the Thunder Arises Stormbreaker's arc lightning can jump to 2 additional targets.
3 Constellation Summoner of Storm.png Summoner of Storm Increases the Level of Tidecaller by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Stunning Revenge.png Stunning Revenge Within 10s of taking DMG, Beidou's Normal Attacks gain 20% additional Electro DMG.
5 Constellation Crimson Tidewalker.png Crimson Tidewalker Increases the Level of Stormbreaker by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Bane of Evil.png Bane of Evil During the duration of Stormbreaker, the Electro RES of surrounding opponents is decreased by 15%.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna 4 Star Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Materials
Local
Specialties
Common
Materials
1 20
40
20,000
2 40
50
40,000
3 50
60
60,000
4 60
70
80,000
5 70
80
100,000
6/MAX 80
90
120,000

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Ascension
Phase
Level HP ATK1 DEF Electro DMG Bonus2

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

Strategies

  • Beidou's "Tidecaller" skill can quickly reach the max counter damage by standing in fire, or other environmental hazards. Pairing burning grass, the Traveler's Palm vortex, and her Tidecaller ability can be a devastating combo against large groups of enemies, particularly with wooden shields.
  • Beidou's "Tidecaller" is also the only way to parry (i.e. deflect damage) in the game. Time your Elemental Skill to quickly absorb and reflect damage back at the enemy.

Availability

Paimon's Bargains

Beidou is available in 1 Paimon's Bargains:

Month
February 2021

Event Wishes

Beidou is featured in 3 event wishes:

Wish Name
Wish Farewell of Snezhnaya 2020-11-11.jpg Farewell of Snezhnaya/2020-11-11
Wish Invitation to Mundane Life 2021-02-03.jpg Invitation to Mundane Life/2021-02-03
Wish Born of Ocean Swell 2021-05-18.png Born of Ocean Swell/2021-05-18

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 1.0
  • Beidou was released.

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